By Daniel Abraham
Struggle AND insanity forged SHADOWS OVER THE LANDS DRAGONS as soon as RULED.
Geder Palliako's big name is emerging. he's a hero of Antea, protector to the crown prince, and darling of the courtroom. yet storms from his prior are collecting, and with them, a warfare that would swap every thing.
Cithrin bel Sarcour based a robust financial institution on stolen wealth, cast papers, and prepared blades. Now each movement she makes is saw, recorded, and regulated. except Cithrin can unfastened herself from her gilded cage, the lifestyles she made might be for naught; warfare could provide simply the chance she wishes.
An apostate priest sees the hidden hand in the back of all: a long-buried mystery of the dragon empire threatens every little thing humanity has equipped. An age of insanity and loss of life methods, with just a couple of doomed heroes to face in its approach.
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